Box 15: East River

Location: East River 
History of location: Northern tributary of Mobjack Bay on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. History of significant spat settlement and market oyster production prior to MSX.
Current status: Low population levels on Baylor Grounds and private grounds subject to consistent disease (MSX and Dermo) mortality. Cultch condition on Baylor Grounds is poor. One sentinel site present. Occasional data collection from other sites. Data held by VIMS and VMRC.
Recent restoration activity (reefs and other) to date: One reef built in 1999. Occasional shell planting activity. 
Restoration potential: Limited because of consistent disease risk.
East River